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RPMs rev up and wont go down when I shift into park

Car often wants to die when I start it up. or if i am in Drive and come to a stop.

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Massair flow sensor. Evap leak. First tap the massair flow sensor on the intake hose. if it accelerates when tapping replace it if it doesn't check for an evap leak like the pcv elbow.

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SOURCE: engine surging high rpms at stop signs/lights...

the idle air control solenoid or a vacuum leak on backside of intake the hose that goes to pcv valve.they are both common problems on this car.check for vacuum leak firstthanks for your question....

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

SOURCE: My 97 F250 wont shift out of park? Engine starts,

most likely your brake switch is out. If you had a scanner you would be able to see if the computer see's you pressing on the pedal. Or if you know how to test you could check to see if it switches ( completes the circuit ).

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: rpm's jump up and down while in park.

The variable engine speed can be diagnosed by checking for codes. If the charging system was not working, your in-dash battery gauge would show a discharge condition. Most likely the battery has reached the end of its life

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SOURCE: my 93 ford probe gt wont idle and wont shift outa 2nd gear

Sounds like you need to check your vaccum lines for a leak. This is easy to do. Buy a can on carburator cleaner and with a friends help keep the car running as you spray your vaccum lines with the carburator cleaner one by one. If you have a leak it will **** the cleaner into the lines and cause the vehicle to stall out. Replace the line if this happens and continue checking all lines until all bad lines are replaced.

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SOURCE: my car wont shift out of park but the shifter still moves. the car starts fine and all of the lights work it just wont shift. please help!

Sounds like the cable broke at the transmission..While someone moves the shifter look under the hood where the transmission is and see if the linkage moves

Posted on May 02, 2012

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